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Trade commission ruling allows probe on aluminum sheet

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that imports of aluminum alloy sheet metal from China are harming U.S. aluminum manufacturers. The ruling allows a U.S. probe to proceed into whether aluminum alloy sheet is being dumped or unfairly subsidized. The National Marine Manufacturers Association held a webinar Tuesday, Jan. 16, to update the industry on the issue, which could ...

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Mid-America Boat Show sails into Cleveland Thursday

The 61st annual Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show will be open to the public Thursday, Jan. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 21, at the I-X Center, which is located at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland. During these four days, the One I-X Center will be filled with more than 400 boats of all shapes and sizes and will showcase hundreds ...

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MBIA will co-host American Boating Congress

The Michigan Boating Industries Association has signed on to co-host the American Boating Congress, produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, with the mission to educate U.S. lawmakers about the recreational boating industry. The event will take place May 9-11, 2018 in Washington D.C. MBIA Board and staff members attend ABC each year. Subjects that are top of mind for ...

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Sunseeker signs MOU with Red Bull Advanced Technologies

Sunseeker International has signed a MOU with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, a division of Red Bull Technology, the parent company of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One team. The MOU was signed at the London Boat Show with Sunseeker CEO Phil Popham and Christian Horner, team principal of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One Team in ...

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Innovation Award Winners Announced at Minneapolis Boat Show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International have selected three inaugural winners for the 2018 Minneapolis Innovation Awards. The awards were presented opening night of the Minneapolis Boat Show in the Lakeshore Lifestyle Experience exhibit. The Innovation Awards came to Minneapolis in 2018 for the first time to honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to ...

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NMMA aluminum sheet case webinar set for Jan. 16

Please join the NMMA federal government affairs team for a special webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time regarding an important developing trade issue that could impact the boating and marine boat building business.  Attorneys from the law firm Mowry & Grimson will also participate.  WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 TIME: 11:30 EASTERN REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3253388224283443713 After ...

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Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show opens today

The Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off today for a four-day run at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s show, which features over 700 new boats and innovative marine technology and accessories on display, is also home to the inaugural Minneapolis Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards come to Minneapolis in 2018 for the first time to honor manufacturers and ...

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Yamaha Marine Group dedicating more resources to dealer education

Yamaha Marine Group will put more resources behind Yamaha Marine University in 2018, supercharging the dealer education entity with more programs focused on dealer profitability and increased customer satisfaction. New YMU initiatives will include a much-anticipated apprenticeship program for developing skilled dealer technicians, as well as classroom training, online modules, trade school collaborations, and online education modules. The reinvigorated YMU ...

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Navico acquires Yacht Defined Sweden AB, invests in HOC Yachts

Navico has acquired navigational and digital switching platform provider Yacht Defined Sweden AB, and made an investment into HOC Yachts AB, a start-up, high-tech custom boat designer that will be used to showcase and validate the companies' developments in marine electronics, digital switching, boat integration and connectivity. Established in 2016, Yacht Defined offers an intuitive user interface for driving, living ...

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